This a look at some local News brought to you by Silver City Radio.
Western New Mexico University held their hybrid commencement at 2pm today. Former Regent Chair Jerry A. Walz and Former Senator John Arthur Smith were conferred their honorary doctorates along with the more than 250 graduates making up the Western New Mexico University class of 2021. The event was streamed live on Facebook. Special acknowledgement is extended to Keirston Bloomfield graduated with her associates degree in liberal arts even before she graduated from high school. She will graduate from Silver High on May 20th. Congratulations to Keirston on her dedication and accomplishment.
Give Grandly is happening tomorrow. This is a great time to help your favorite local non-profits. Make you contribution go farther this way and help our non-profits come out of this pandemic. All donations and matching funds go directly to the designated nonprofit. To learn more go to grantcountycommunityfoundation.org.
Check out festivities in Silver City at the Farmer’s Market where tomorrow from 9am to noon, local musicians, currently performing under the moniker Famous Raymos and the Miracle Cures, will perform (socially distanced) at the Farmer’s Market as part of the Pop Up Concert series and the Give Grandly celebration. This pop-concert is part of WNMU Cultural Affairs
In Lordsburg news, there may soon be a second arch at the Shakespeare Cemetery. With two entrances to the cemetery and only one entrance having a nice entrance, the City of Lordsburg, with the Hidalgo County Heritage Society, who is dedicated to the preservation of Hidalgo County’s historic and cultural heritage, a second archway is being considered. The Shakespeare Cemetery is one of the oldest pioneer cemeteries in southwest New Mexico.
In Silver City Council news, the Silver City Council will hold its next regular virtual meeting May 11 at 6:00pm. Under new business, one item to be discussed will be the approval or disapproval of Bid 10/21 Re-Bid Visitors Center Pedestrian and Trailhead improvements.
This is a great time to help your favorite local non-profits. This is a day of giving, with some donations being matched. Make you contribution go farther this way and help our non-profits come out of this pandemic. Over the past seven years, local donations and matching funds have totaled more than $900,000. Last year, almost $222,000 was raised. All donations and matching funds go directly to the designated nonprofit. To learn more go to grant county community foundation dot org.
Visit by U.S. Senator Ben Ray Lujan to Grant County earlier this week was very positive. Senator Lujan met with Grant County officials, outdoor recreation business leaders, and the New Mexico Economic Development Department Outdoor Recreation Division Director, Alexandra Navas. Topics included discussion on how to strengthen the region’s outdoor recreation economy.
This has been a look at some local news. Thank you for listening to Silver City Radio.